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Where’s the devil in the electoral bill?

Exaggeration is the most common strain of fever at election period. Politicians make voters – and the general public – believe that the world might end on ballot day, when in fact what they are playing for is their own survival.

David Oyedepo and the perils of satire

That withering creative madness was the tipping point. Over 500,000 people have now viewed the body double video and perhaps the 500,001thviewer was Bishop David Oyedepo, leader of one of the largest Christian evangelical denominations in Nigeria.
Magnus Abe

Magnus Abe: Rotimi Amaechi humiliated me in presence of my wife

The All Progressives Congress (APC) senator representing Rivers South East constituency, Magnus Abe, has alleged that the Minister of Transport and Director General of the Buhari Campaign Organisation, Rotimi Amaechi, has humiliated him in the presence of his wife.

Losing sleep over The Economist, other predictions

It matters a lot to our politicians what the foreign press or agencies say about them, especially about their electoral chances. If foreigners, particularly those in London or New York, say something nice, our politicians take it to heart and repost as far and wide as they can. If not, they get mad.

Of defections and 2019 electoral maths

The ruling All Progressives Congress has been gripped by a fever of cross-carpeting. Publicly, the party is saying it will not lose sleep. The most dramatic statement yet was by the Minister of Information and Culture, Lai Mohammed, that providence is removing stones from the party’s rice, the same rice they have been eating for three years now.
Buba Galadima

Buba Galadima: I’ll write President Buhari soon

Chairman of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), Buba Galadima, has said the cosy relationship between President Muhammadu Buhari and the national leader of the All Progressives Congress (APC), Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is an afterthought.
Buba Galadima

Buba Galadima: But for me, President Buhari wanted nothing to do with Asiwaju Tinubu

The Chairman of the Reformed All Progressives Congress (R-APC), Buba Galadima, has said the cosy relationship between President Muhammadu Buhari and the national leader of the All Progressives Congress, Asiwaju Bola Tinubu, is an afterthought.
Popular Nigerian cleric, Pastor Chris Okotie of Household of God Church International Ministries

Chris Okotie as God’s political missionary

The pastor of the Household of God International Ministries, Reverend Chris Okotie, has asked the 68 political parties, especially the two major ones, to roll over and adopt him as their consensus candidate in next year’s presidential election.
Ayodele Fayose

Governor Fayose’s worst fear coming true

Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, has been on the rooftop and won’t come down till long after Saturday. He has been screaming, for all the world to hear, that the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC) plans to rig this weekend’s governorship election for his arch foe, Kayode Fayemi.

Dangerous road to APC convention

As members of the All Progressives Congress (APC) gather for the party’s elective convention in Abuja this weekend, the APC can hardly look in the mirror and recognise itself as the vibrant coalition that swept the People’s Democratic Party (PDP) from office three years ago.

Fetus Keyamo: I didn’t dispute NBS figure on employment

Director of Strategic Communications, President Muhammadu Buhari Campaign Organisation, Festus Keyamo, SAN, yesterday, said he did not dispute the figures of National Bureau of Statistics, NBS, on employment.

2019: Festus Keyamo speaks on why President Buhari will be re-elected

Festus Keyamo (SAN) has said President Muhammadu Buhari will be re-elected in 2019 to instil a different political culture in the country before he retires.

INEC: The art of kicking the leg

The Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) may have a rough ride this week, over a matter that is, in the strict sense, not its business.

Boko Haram: I won’t return to Dapchi school – student

A year two senior student of the Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi, has said she will not return to the school even after Boko Haram returned nearly all 110 students kidnapped from the school.

I won’t be intimidated – INEC chief

The chairman of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), Professor Mahmood Yakubu, has said he would not be intimidated by partisan pressure.

President Buhari, how did Dapchi happen?

CNN anchor, Isha Sesay, is right about what she said on her Twitter handle. The kidnap of the 110 girls of Government Girls Science Technical College, Dapchi, is not a national disaster as President Muhammadu Buhari had described it; it’s a national disgrace.

How I met Abdulrasheed Maina in Dubai – Abubakar Malami

The Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, has confessed meeting Abdulrasheed Maina, the fugitive former Chairman of the Presidential Task Force on Pensions, in Dubai.

Sex and the perils of office

Sex has always been a staple of US politics. In recent times, however, this subject has gripped that country in an interestingly new way.

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Yemi Osinbajo to participate in Africa-Europe High Level Forum in Vienna

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Finidi George: Victor Moses must fight for place at Chelsea

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Guards Brigade holds special parade as Muhammadu Buhari marks 76th birthday

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